Sunday, November 18, 2012

Emily Shane Foundation Fundraiser

Dallas invited me to go with her to a benefit last night for the Emily Shane Foundation at the Malibu Inn.

We had a great time, more pictures to come! 

Based on the evening's events and message, I'd like to take a brief "Fitness Pause" and ask all the readers here to please visit this website. 

Here, you can post your own good deeds and I'd encourage all of you to share this with others. Make a difference, pass it forward. 

Thanks. 

http://www.emilyshane.org/


http://emilyshane.org/deedposttrial/


*Whispering* My face looks thinner all the time

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gold Standard Whey Protein - New Find!

Well, not exactly a NEW find, but I did find (by complete coincidence) a place in Laguna Hills that has this cheaper than the store in Costa Mesa. 

So, if you live near El Toro Road/I-5, Performance Nutrition has the smaller jug for $26 and the larger one for $52. 

I also discovered they have an online store:
http://peakperformancesupps.com


Awesome Staff there too!  A+ - I will be going back!

Run For Your Lives!

This is Me. Running. I never run. I did today...a little. 

When I was doing the below treadmill "walk" I cranked it up a couple times to 5mph and would run a few seconds, then back down to 4mph for a good powerwalk. I did this little "spurt" four times and I was sweating like I haven't YET in these workouts. It really hurt my chest (ok, laugh) to run, but I freaking did it. 

Workout:
2 miles on recumbent bike - took me 30 mins
Treadmill walk - 15 mins at 4mph incline "2" - 1 Mile Complete!

30-20lbs Supine
30-20lbs Incline
30-10lbs Shoulder
10 push ups
100 crunches
30-50lb lat pulldowns
25 Lunges
10 Squats

I continue to eat well and have been doing a lot of daily walks around Balboa Island, which is 2.5 miles once around both the big and small islands combined. 


I stop and see Fred every morning too...he asked me to go steady, I said no. We still have coffee at Park Avenue Cafe once in a while, though.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Feeling Sluggish...Hate It.

This morning I could NOT for the life of me wake up at my usual 6am. I have been trying really hard to make sure to be on Balboa Island by 7am to start my walk. Today, I went at 2pm. I literally laid around and did close to nothing until 9am. Then, I did get some exercise around the house doing some cleaning, etc. No gym today, muscles are pretty sore and just felt physically drained. I guess that's bound to happen, I just pray that it doesn't happen too often. 

I was so tired, in fact, I forgot to make my own lunch, so by the time I got over to the office to pick up the mail, I was soooo hungry...so I DID go to McD's-however! I got two Chicken Snack Wraps with Grilled Chicken and NO dressing. It was either that or a salad and today, I just didn't have "salad" taste. I feel very good about my choice and it was a no-brainer. I was not even slightly tempted by any burgers or fries or pies, none of it-yeah, willpower! 

So, today's walk was a total of 2.5 miles (as usual) and I felt pretty good when I got back, so I grilled myself a nice steak and ate some beets with it for dinner, with a nice big tall glass of water. I have some celery here for a snack later. 

It feels good to make the right choices and eat healthy. 

Did YOU do the same? I sure hope so! 

NJ

Monday, November 5, 2012

Crazy Work Week Meant Hardly Any Workouts!

I started last week, a week ago Thursday as a Stand-In on a new Michael Bay Pilot for TNT...then, I was hired for a feature spot in a new British TV Show with Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer...Altogether, I put in about 100 hours of work/socializing/networking with all the driving, etc.
 

The only exercise I did get was a lot of walking around when I could, including a lot of stair climbing. So, finally....this Saturday I hit the gym. 

I took the day off on Sunday since I had a loooong night at a Premiere for Swimming Wings Productions. (That's the production company that got our short film "Choices" to Cannes and why I now have a Cannes credit--thank you Jesus and Swimming Wings!) Anyway, the Premiere was for the band, Helicopter Rounds and their new single "The Hardest Day." Even though I don't "favor" any music outside of Streisand, I did enjoy the night immensely. The funniest part of the night was spent talking with two chief editors-from "Survivor" and "The Bachelor," those guys were hilarious!

With all the fun behind me (for now), today, I was back in the gym again! Thank Goodness!

Saturday: Did 2.5 mile speed walk around Balboa Island and an hour in the gym.
The Killing:
40-10lb Shoulder Press

40-10lb Supine Press
100 Crunches
30-40lb Row

30-40lb Lat Pulldown
50-50lb Leg Curl

50-50lb Leg Extension

Today: Another 2.5 mile speed walk around Balboa Island, an hour in the gym and a couple laps around the pool, finally soaking in 30 minutes of Vitamin D in this unseasonably warm temperature that currently stands at 91 degrees--in November?


Today's Killing: (Slightly smaller than Saturday's)
40-40lb Lat Pulldown
30-40lb Row
20-40lb Leg Extension
30-50lb Leg Curl

30-20lb Supine Press
20-20lb Incline Press

40 Crunches
2 Laps in Pool